LOCAL INFO

Guide to UK rivers

The UK Rivers Guidebook provides information about rivers in our region and categorises them into easy/intermediate/difficult/playspot

The canoedaysout site provides information about not too strenuous trips, aimed at a relaxing paddle through the countryside. People share their experiences of canoe trips, by writing about access points and interesting spots, with accompanying photos from along the way.

The club tends to be on the edge of Wales quite a lot of the time. This guide to marine wildlife has lots of good information on wildlife and how to avoid harming it (also a good one to watch if you want to know how to recognise sea birds).

Tidal information

We are lucky to have the Severn Estuary on our doorstep, which gives us plenty of opportunities to take short sea paddling trips along the North Somerset coast around Clevedon. The Severn Estuary has the second highest tidal range in the world, and the tides move extremely quickly, so some care is advisable.

The following links provide details of the tides around this area:

If you are going out on to the sea for a long trip, it is advisable to inform the Coastguard when and where you intend paddling. DON'T FORGET to inform the coast guard AFTER you have returned safely,or you may trigger an incident. For non-emergency matters, telephone:(01792) 3666534

Club logo

The Club logo is available from Monsoon in Teignmouth Road, Clevedon. You can either purchase clothing there, or take in your own kit, and have it embroidered. A vinyl logo is also available.

Other canoe clubs

Risk Assessments

The following risk assessments have been produced by Mike Perrott (Lead Coach).

Marine Lake This is our base and mainly where the club trains, runs "have a go" sessions and birthday parties for the public.

People

Premises

Activities

For Clevedon Swimming Pool, Mike provided three separate risk assessments as required by North Somerset District Council.

Club Photo Policy

Guidelines on photography can be found on the Canoe England site